The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
Pema Chödrön teaches us Tonglen, “sending and taking,” an ancient Buddhist practice to awaken compassion.
As our world consistently changes, Rebecca Li explains how we can feel true freedom when we learn to live every moment as a new experience.
Shenpa is the urge, the hook, that triggers our habitual tendency to close down. We get hooked in that moment of tightening when we reach for relief. To get unhooked we begin by recognizing that moment of unease and learn to relax in that moment.
On the occasion of Pema Chödrön’s birthday, Lion’s Roar’s deputy editor Andrea Miller shares the important lessons Pema has taught her.
Pema Chödrön describes the process of looking compassionately and honestly at our own minds. In the end, she says, freeing ourselves from anger and hostility comes down to choosing which wolf we want to feed.
Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
10 Buddhist books everyone should have, as selected by the editors of Lion’s Roar.
We base our lives on seeking happiness and avoiding suffering, but the best thing we can do for ourselves is to turn this whole way of thinking upside down.